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Professor of Musicology, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee

Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Fall 2005

Joy Calico is Professor of Musicology at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. Her research on opera, Cold-War cultural politics, and Schoenberg has appeared in Cambridge Opera Journal, Musical Quarterly, Opera Quarterly, Journal of Musicology, and numerous anthologies. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Musicological Society and chair of the AMS Cold War and Music Study Group.  She received support from an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars (2009-10, Radcliffe Institute at Harvard) and the Howard Foundation for a book entitled Schoenberg’s ‘A Survivor from Warsaw’ in Postwar Europe. Calico’s research has also been funded by the NEH, DAAD, and the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies. In January 2013 Calico became the director of the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies at Vanderbilt.


The work she did at the American Academy was published as Brecht at the Opera (California, 2008).

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